Those turned out great. The highlights look awesome.
There's been a some changes to my project during the last days since I wasn't too happy with the current look of my board. I thought the board looked far too blue (more like a frozen lake than snow-covered ground), so out came the white paint.
Old look on the right:
Old look on the left:
You can still see some blue shining through the white, so this is much closer to my original idea.
I've finished my two snow drifts as well. I experimented a lot with these, but they ended up being covered in snow flock and painted white.
I've started on my ice block formations as well. They're still far from finished, but you get the general idea.
The white is > than the blue.
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Today I've glued the crystals to the bases with my hot glue gun. I'm thinking of applying snow flock to cover the gaps between the crystals and the base later on.
A Salamanders combat squad advances through ice crystals on the frozen world of Tendathor:
The ice crystals again - now with added snow flock at the base:
I think it did a world of difference! It ties the pieces together and makes it look a bit more realistic.
Varying the thickness of the flock around the base of the crystals would make it look like the snow drifted more, maybe ...
Already far better than anything I've done
I've done a serious amount of styrofoam cutting lately, and I've finished with the ice blocks. Using a foam cutter produces some nasty vapours so be sure to work in a well-ventilated place if you plan on getting one...
These will be painted to represent piled up ice blocks covered in snow.
Today I've done some work on the ice river. I cut out four pices of hardboard (30 cm long and around 20 cm wide) and then glued on strips of 1 cm thick styrofoam to make the river banks.
As for how to use the river in the game I'm thinking that the river will be impassable terrain (after all, who would want to go into those icy waters voluntarily?). In order to allow ground-based units to get across I made an ice bridge that would allow vehicles and infantry to cross safely (perhaps it could be classed as dangerous terrain for vehicles to represent the danger of crashing through the ice):
I also added a patch of ice floes that will allow infantry (not vehicles) to cross, but it will count as dangerous terrain
This is looking real nice. I've always wanted an ice themed board for some space wolf action, but have only built half of a maiden world board and cat bring myself to start a second one!
Very cool stuff you have there!
Any polar bears?
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita,
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
ché la diritta via era smarrita.
Last edited by Covering Fire; 12-01-2011 at 17:44.
The river is great, but what really impresses me is the highlighting on the blocks piled up on the back corner.
Looks good, any plans to use wet effects?
Today I glued the ice blocks to the two bases:
Closeup on the surface of the ice (Ork for size comparison):
"Oi! Oo's stickin' all dis 'ere slippery stuff all over da place?"
Nice updates. The river looks great so far, I like the ice bridges and dangerous floating ice blocks. The wet effects will make it look 10X better. Can the three pieces be switched around?
Last edited by Covering Fire; 09-03-2011 at 11:16.